Why All True Born Again Christians Should Want To Read the Old TestamentToo many Christians are teaching that the Old Testament portion of the Holy Bibleis a thing of the past and is not important to read or study. This is simply wrong,because the Old Testament is a valuable part of the Word of God and Jesus himself teaches in Luke 4:4 “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but byevery word of God”.
The Old Testament of the Holy Bible contains 746 pages of historical evidence of theLord God working on the behalf of those people who love and trust in him. It teaches usof the everlasting promise to the descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob concerning thePromised Land, which is known as Israel. It teaches us prophecy that is actually promisesthat God has forefilled and will keep in the future, especially in the “Last Days”.The Old Testament teachings point to the New Testament fulfillment in the Lord JesusChrist and the New Testament teachings teach the followers of Jesus Christ; known asChristian to start preparing for life in the Kingdom of God.The New Testament can best be understood only when combined with the teachings of the Old Testament. The Old Testament teachings are foundational to understand the truenature of the Lord God Jesus Christ.God doesn’t change over time. Both the teachings of the Old Testament and the NewTestament teach this absolute factual nature of God Almighty. Remember, who isspeaking when reading and studying the Word of God. It is God himself and it is God’sWord that speaks and changes the heart of man. Man cannot ever change even one of thewords that God himself has spoken, but man can choose for himself or herself whether tobelieve in the Word of God or to reject the Word of God.The Old Testament is an extremely important part of the Word of God, so to understandhow God works in his children’s lives; then and now. It is important to remember that thetrue children of God are those people who have believed and accepted the Son of GodJesus Christ (God who came in the flesh) as their Lord God and Saviour. The Word of God teaches this and much, much more.The majority of the prophecy is located in the Old Testament, while there is still plenty of prophecy also located in the New Testament, too. The only way to fully understandprophecy teaching; the student of the bible must study both the Old Testament propheciesand the New Testament prophecies, so to see and understand the whole of the prophecy.The Lord God Jesus Christ demonstrated himself to us that the Old Testament is a validand important part of his Word, when he read from the Book of Esaias (Isaiah) as taughtin Luke 4:18-19“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel tothe poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives,